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Multi-digit dividends

by on May.27, 2010, under Lesson plans, Math, Reviews

Describe the process of finding quotients involving multi-digit dividends using models, place value, properties, and the relationship of division to multiplication.

TITLE: Multi-digit dividends

AUTHOR: Teacher’s name

GRADE LEVEL/SUBJECT: Appropriate for grade 5

OVERVIEW: Understanding division in all its aspects (from simple operation to properties and connection with multiplication) can be difficult for many students. It takes time and practice in order to can use it further in algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus. Also the practical part is very important for using division confidently in real life.

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Lesson plans – Introduction

by on May.04, 2010, under Math, Reviews

My memory is not the best one…and I don’t remember too much from my childhood, but between my most beautiful memories are my grandparents and some school moments I remember smiling nostalgic happily. I know it does not sound great – my husband and many friends are telling me that – but I loved school! I wasn’t the best student, only a normal one with a bit of passion for socializing, math and especially for my math teacher, who used to have a real talent for teaching, but also a great perfume…

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More than a Handbook – “Math on Call: A Mathematics Handbook”

by on Jan.14, 2010, under Reviews

According to Wikipedia: “Handbooks may deal with any topic, and are generally compendiums of information in a particular field or about a particular technique. They are designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers in a certain area.”. Thinking about Mathematics is hard to imagine a complete and useful handbook. Anyway, after checking the book, I’ve been surprised to accept that “Math on a call” is a well done handbook for middle school math and more than that!

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Maths Puzzles – Maths Sticker Workbooks

by on Nov.10, 2009, under Reviews

I have decided to present you a Maths Sticker Workbook from Dorling Kindersley because it is a wonderful book to learn and play in the same time. Its name is Maths Puzzles (Ages 7-11), it is very well structured and it has a wonderful multi-colored graphic.
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Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail – Danica McKellar

by on Oct.28, 2009, under Reviews

Seeing the title:” Math doesn’t suck”, the teacher inside me has thought “hmm… come on, this can not be a helpful math book!” Then seeing on the front cover some other words like: nail, horoscope, crush, math-o-phobe, I’ve thought: “hmm…this sounds girlish, stylish and fun. It looks like an “Elle” magazine or like a chick lit book – which, honestly, I love! (Even if there aren’t the smartest magazines or books in the world, they are improving my life giving me practical advices and a great mood) – so, let’s check it a little bit”.  (continue reading…)

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